MemberMarch 18, 2020 at 9:30 am
My first instinct is to say that the more visual you make the math, the more likely a wider variety of students will be able to access the material. Also, it seems so key that students be the ones talking/reasoning/demonstrating so that they are concurrently developing the language skills as they are doing the math. The less the teacher talks the better because it means that students are finding the ways to communicate their problem solving and mathematical understanding. I think the issue you bring up is very challenging but I think it is a great lens to approach your important work.